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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 12, 2009 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 22, 23, 26 and 26 January 1968 Eagles Auditorium, Seattle WA

Hey, this is just the sort of stuff we live for around here, so glad to consider it!

I am of no help to you, though, as I have not spent much time on this particular mystery. I have rec'd my info from CLIFF, via previous discussions (some time ago!) here, and that's about it...oh, and whatever is covered in the reviews as you two imply.

Agree that the dates make for a long trip, but I seem to recall that it was described as a lengthy trip (someone's book? can't recall!), so a total of almost 2 wks might have been possible...with visits to various sorts that had migrated north to OR & WA after the close of 67, perhaps?

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Poster: Arck Date: Apr 13, 2009 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 22, 23, 26 and 26 January 1968 Eagles Auditorium, Seattle WA

Hmmm, so it's quite reasonable that the band played on the 22nd, 23rd, 26th and 27th. Perhaps two of those shows were at Eagles Auditorium, while the other two were at some other venue and, as you've said, the dates/shows were mixed up over time. That seems more likely than the big gap that appears if only two of the shows took place.

I agree that it's amazing that we know anything about this time considering how crazy it must have been. Saying that, is there anything we DO know about each date?

Firstly, does the existence of ads for shows on the 26th and 27th mean we have to assume those two shows took place? Maybe the whole thing is a case of shows originally being on the 26th and 27th and then being rescheduled. It's possible, but I'm not sure it's possible to make the jump.

Setlists we have...

22 Jan - Eagles

DeadBase:
Alligator, Cryptical> OO> Cryptical> New Potato Caboose> Born Cross-Eyed> Spanish Jam> Dark Star> China Cat> Eleven> Caution> Feedback

Deadlists:
same, but add a > AWBYG at the end (possible but, I believe, would make it the first known AWBYG)

- This looks like a show's worth of music to me.

23 Jan - Eagles

Deadbase:
N/A

Deadlists:
Cryptical> OO> Cryptical> Clementine> New Potato Caboose> Born Cross-Eyed> Spanish Jam

Plus what is dated 23 Jan on RTV2N2:
Viola Lee Blues, BIODTL, Hurts Me Too, Dark Star> China Cat> Eleven> Lovelight

- Combining the Deadlists and RTV2N2 songs gives a show's worth. As some of you said, there are no repeats.

26 Jan - Eagles

DeadBase:
New Potato Caboose> Born Cross-Eyed, Caution

Deadlists:
Just refers to DeadBase.

- It's not very weighty evidence as the setlists were always similar but the songs listed in DeadBase all correspond to songs listed for the 22nd in DeadBase and Deadlists.

27 Jan - Eagles

DeadBase:
Born Cross-Eyed

Deadlists:
Lovelight, Spanish Jam

- Ditto re: the corresponding song.

Maybe, just maybe there were only two shows, not four shows...??

I could email David Lemieux but he's hardly going to say "Yeah, we weren't sure so we just put on the 23rd because it was as good as any date." I'm not sure I'd get much info but it might be worth finding out. I'm just making myself more curious.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 13, 2009 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 22, 23, 26 and 26 January 1968 Eagles Auditorium, Seattle WA

LiA's comment above:

"(But that's not taking into account their state of mind....I can also imagine some completely stoned roadie looking over a bunch of blank unlabeled reels in Feb '68 and asking "Hey man, what days were we in Seattle?")"

Recall that we have the instance of the expanded Work's Dead with the bonus track, a live UJB, listed as coming from Dec 70, that clearly is the one from 10-4-70, that LiA and I (and a few others) were speaking of some weeks ago.

Maybe we should be on retainer for Rhino (hmmm) as "PIDEEs" (Private Investigators, DEAD Early Era).